Right to Boycott – Day of Action

On 7 October take action locally to defend the Right to Boycott! Join a protest, stall, or meeting happening in your area to show your opposition to the government’s pernicious anti-boycott bill.

The government has tabled an anti-boycott bill with the aim of preventing public authorities, like local councils, local government pension funds or universities, from making ethical choices about spending or investment.

The government’s main target is campaigns in support of Palestinian rights but those pushing for action against deforestation, environmental pollution, and the exploitation of children and workers could also be affected.

This toxic bill will erode local democracy, restrict freedom of expression, and undermine campaigns for social and climate justice.

PSC is leading a coalition of over 70 civil society organisations, including trade unions, faith groups, NGOs, and campaigns, calling on the government to scrap this bill.

MPs will vote on the bill this autumn, as early as 16 October (though the date has not been announced yet). In the first parliamentary debate, a wide range of MPs voiced opposition to the bill, putting the government on the back foot and showing that there is a real fight underway.

Over 18,000 PSC members and supporters have signed a petition opposing the bill. Now, ahead of the next parliamentary vote, we need to show that people are opposed to this bill in towns and cities all across Britain.

On 7 October, take action locally to show that your community is opposed to the government’s bill, and committed to the #RightTo Boycott.